The proposed project consists of an affordable student housing building that would house existing and future students attending Merced College, located approximately three miles southwest of the campus, as well as already matriculated UC Merced transfer students. The University would design, permit, and construct the proposed project as well as own, operate and maintain the building while the Merced Community College District would own a stake in the interior improvements for the life of the project.
The proposed project consists of a single building, site improvements, and underground utility connections. The proposed building would be three to four stories in height (36-45 feet) and provide 124,372 gross square feet (gsf) and 91,094 assignable square feet (asf) of building space. The proposed building would include one two-bedroom apartment unit with two beds, 78 two-bedroom apartment units with four beds each, 24 two-bedroom double occupancy apartments, 17 four-bedroom single occupancy apartment units, nine studio apartments reserved for resident advisors with one bed each, and one apartment reserved for the resident director with one bed. Overall, the proposed project would include 130 apartment units providing a total of 488 beds; UC Merced and Merced College would each be allocated 50 percent of the beds.
The proposed project is part of the Merced Promise Program, which was created to increase opportunities for low income, academically qualified Merced College students to complete their four-year degree and beyond at UC Merced.
Phillip Woods, AIA
University of California, Merced
Campus Architect and Director of Physical & Environmental Planning
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State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Other (Student Housing - 288 beds)
Agreement between UCM and MCCD
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